Official Obituary of

Beverly Ann Sperry

July 8, 1933 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Beverly Sperry Obituary

Beverly Ann Sperry (nee Lindsay), 87, of Elyria, died December 18, 2020. She was born July 8, 1933, in New Philadelphia, OH, the daughter of Anna Elizabeth Bichsel Lindsay and Roy Kennedy Lindsay. Beverly graduated from New Philadelphia High School and from Muskingum College in 1955 with a B.A. in Music, with double majors in Piano and Voice.

Beverly taught music education in Mars, PA, and Canton, OH. She married Rev. Arthur C. Sperry in June 8, 1958, and was an active partner in his service to the Methodist church, with involvement in choir and other music worship. She became involved in theater early on, both as an accompanist playing keyboard and piano and as an actor. She was active in Workshop Players Theatre in the Round in Amherst, OH, with her husband, Arthur, often turning pages or helping build set. Over the years, she performed in such plays as “Music Man,” “Lost in Yonkers,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Cotton Patch Gospel,” “Secrets Every Traveler Should Know,” and “The Fantasticks.” She was a devoted wife and mother, and loved her many dogs and cats. Beverly enjoyed travel, including the many winters she and her husband spent in Key West, FL.

Beverly is survived by her daughter, Linda and her wife Linda Chopra, and daughter Susan and her husband Dr. Allan Landes. Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dr. Arthur Clair Sperry in 2013 and her brother, Richard L. Lindsay.

Beverly will be interred at Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia, Ohio; in order to protect her friends and family, memorial services are postponed due to the COVID pandemic.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH 44035 (

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